TREASURE | My Black Rupture

TREASURE | My Black Rupture

Whitehead's debut depicts a series of encounters with Blackness in its incalculable manifestations. From jail cells to middle schools, interrogation rooms to the zombie apocalypse, Whitehead traverses the real and unreal, the remembered and the forgotten. It would seem, Whitehead argues, that Blackness (and its attendant affects, physicalities, subjugations) exists everywhere--including all the places we haven't thought of yet. More info →
Nomad of Salt and Hard Water

Nomad of Salt and Hard Water

This second edition of Nomad of Salt and Hard Water is evidence of how language that is fixed, as in a traditional publication, or unmoored, as in this new and revised edition, is made up of malleable meaning. Over time our relationship to language changes. While Cynthia Dewi Oka’s thematic concerns—displacement and exile, the weight of identity and its inevitable fragmentation, and what she eloquently calls difficult beauty—remain, her language needs have shifted, and the resulting book is both ambitious and seemingly effortless. Because of course poems can adapt. Nomad is Oka’s response to the conventions and commodifications of poetry; it is a search for a more resilient text. As she outlines in her introduction, when the original version of Nomad sold out, Oka saw it as an opportunity to “honor a longing for refuge with the audacity to set out again in search of its source” by reengaging with the original work. nomad of salt and hard water is an essential new book. It is what happens when a poet listens to her poems. More info →
Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop

Dismantle: An Anthology of Writing from the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop

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The first ever VONA/Voices anthology, Dismantle, includes creative work from established and new authors who have either taught at VONA, or are alumni of the program. Over 55 prose and poetry writers are included in an attempt to capture the range of VONA voices. More info →
Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda

Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda

This book is a history of the New Jewish Agenda and also includes afterwords essays by Dr. Rachel Mattson and Daniel Lang/Levitsky, original art by Abigail Miller, and an appendix of key New Jewish Agenda documents. More info →
Rogue State

Rogue State

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Rogue State is the first chapbook of the Rogue Workshop, founded in 2013, which is a self-organized study group and poetry workshop that operates outside of any formal institution. More info →
Letter from Tombs Prison, 1917

Letter from Tombs Prison, 1917

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This publication features a letter that Alexander Berkman wrote to Emma Goldman in 1917 when he was being held in Tombs Prison. Also included are essays which address how people such as Berkman and Goldman, who were leading anarchist organizers in their time, may continue to serve as inspiration. More info →
Ultraviolet Catastrophe

Ultraviolet Catastrophe

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On May 13, 1985, a Philadelphia Police Department helicopter dropped a bomb onto a row home at 6221 Osage Avenue, the headquarters of the group MOVE. Writer Andrea Walls grew up just blocks away from the bombing and witnessed its aftermath, and now she’s telling the story of that night into morning through her poetry. More info →
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